This category (Tier 4 General Student) is a category that is Point Based. These points are awarded for Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) and Funds for Maintenance. An individual who seeks to extend his/her residence in the UK if he/she is already in possession of a valid Tier 4 Students Visa, the individual can make the application to extend to the Home Office, United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA). It is required by the UK Immigration that the application be made in no more than 28 days between the date of expiry and the scheduled date for the commencement of the new course. In a situation where there is more than 28 days between the date of expiry of the visa and the scheduled date for the commencement of the new course, the individual is then required by the UKBA to leave the UK and make the application for the Tier 4 General Student Visa from his/her home country of origin making submissions to the British Embassy or High Commission of an entry clearance application.